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2009 Ford Escape (36000 mi) obd codes P0012 and P0022 cause

Customer Question

2009 Ford Escape (36000 mi) obd codes P0012 and P0022 cause check engine light.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Light stays on
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Have not tried to fix. Reset computer by removing battery power. Light came back on after ~3 engine starts. I would fix if minor issue.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I believe that is all.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site, please allow me a few moments to pull up some information on your vehicle. thanks

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

there is a problem with the camshaft VCT solenoids, it needs to be tested and replaced if found to be faulty, here is a service bulletin for the codes, hope this helps.

TSB
09-13-8

  • 3.0L ENGINE MIL ON - DTC P0011, P0012, P0021, P0022 - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 4/22/2009

Publication Date: June 24, 2009

FORD:2010 Fusion
2009 Escape

MERCURY:2010 Milan
2009 Mariner

ISSUE:

Some 2009 Escapes, Mariners, 2010 Fusion and Milan vehicles equipped with a 3.0L engine and built on or before 4/22/2009 may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0011, P0012, P0021 or P0022. This issue may also cause P034X codes to be present.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Using IDS, verify DTC's.
  2. Verify vehicle build date was on or before 4/22/2009.
    1. If the vehicle was built after 4/22/2009 do not continue with this procedure, refer to the Powertrain Controls/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) for normal diagnostics.
    2. If the vehicle was built on or before 4/22/2009 proceed to Step 3.
  3. Follow Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-01B to remove upper intake manifold, right hand (RH) and left hand (LH) valve cover's.
  4. Replace both bank 1 and bank 2 variable camshaft timing (VCT) solenoids. Follow WSM, Section 303-14B for VCT solenoid replacement procedure.

    NOTE:IF THE VEHICLE HAS LESS THAN 30,000 MILES (48,000 KM), THEN THE INTAKE GASKET AND SPARK PLUG WELL GASKETS CAN BE REUSED. INSPECT AND REPLACE ONLY IF DAMAGE IS VISIBLE. IF THE VEHICLE HAS OVER 30,000 MILES (48,000 KM), REPLACE INTAKE GASKET AND SPARK PLUG WELL GASKETS AS DIRECTED IN WSM. IN ALL CASES THE VALVE COVER PERIMETER GASKETS MUST BE REPLACED.

  5. If the P034X codes are not cleared by this procedure, follow normal PC/ED diagnostics.

PART NUMBERPART NAME

9L8Z-6M280-AVCT Solenoid

9L8Z-6584-ARH Gasket

9L8Z-6584-BLH Gasket

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

you will need to take it to your local dealer and have them comply with the TSB. thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I am out of town at this time so I may call you later to understand how two devices can fail at the same time and be repaired by replacing the devces without any other repairs.
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

checking in to see how its going